387.26 on Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS 4.4.0-116 kernel: Unable to load the 'nvidia-drm' kernel module


I’m really stuck with this problem, don’t know how to fix it. I’m trying to install NVIDIA driver but it is failing to load the kernel module. I tried all possible recipies so far - nothing helps:

  • purging nvidia* then reboot/stop lightdm/install - same issue
  • purging X-server and ununtu-desktop & reinstalling/rebooting - same issue
  • adding ACPI params to grub - same

Please help!

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (57.9 KB)

That’s a sideeffect from retpoline patches in gcc. Purge and reinstall the -116 kernel. See:

Wow! Thank you soo much! I wasted several evenings on this stupid issue. Purging old kernel did the trick:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-4.4.0-116-generic
sudo apt-get purge linux-headers-4.4.0-116-generic
sudo apt-get purge linux-headers-4.4.0-116
sudo reboot

Done! The kernel returned to the 112 version. I did not install 116, stayed on the old one, just re-installed NVIDIA drivers and all is working like a charm.

Many thanks, generix, you are awesome!

It also works for me.It cost me 2 days. Thank you very much.